"Ask Away"

June 4, 2022
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Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am so excited! I am done! I am finally finished. I am ready to start my life! But I am on my own. I am unsure what to do next. What if I can’t find a job? What if I can’t pay my rent? What if I am lonely? Who am I going to become? What do I do?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this apprehension go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am scared. I am alone. I have a kid and no one to help. No family, no close friends. This tiny baby is looking at me, wanting me to have answers and plans. I have none. I don’t know what I am doing. I have no clue how to be a mom. What do I do?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this fear go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am angry. I am broken. The job I loved is gone. How can they let me go after all I have done? Just because I had to be gone so much. But I was taking care of my kid! This isn’t fair. What will I do now? I have worked almost my whole life. It is all I know how to be. How do I define myself without a job? Is my husband going to think I am not useful? Will my neighbors call me lazy? How do I fix this? What do I do?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this anger go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am a horrible mother. The school called again. They can’t handle my kid. In-school suspension for a first grader. They won’t listen to me when I tell them his needs. Our lives are nothing but hospitals and school meetings. I have lost track of who I am. I rarely talk to you. What do I do with this? How do I make them understand?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this anxiety go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am overwhelmed. I am responsible for his entire education. What was I thinking? I am not a homeschool mom! I have no clue what I am doing! What if I teach him the wrong things? What if he fails because of me? I am not a teacher. I can’t do this. Where do I even start?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this insecurity go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am ready. I am not sure what comes next. I have so many questions. So many things have changed. You are now in my heart. Will I miss the old me? Will I keep my promise? Will I serve you well? I have never liked change, you know. What do I do now? Is it time to begin?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let your old life go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am so excited! He is done! He is finally finished! He is ready to start his life! I wonder what he will do next. What if he can’t find a job? What if he can’t pay his rent? What if he is lonely? Who will he become? Who am I without him?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this apprehension go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am scared. I am alone. I don’t know how to live without my love. I miss him. No family, no close friends. My son reaches out to me, wanting me to have arrangements and plans. I have none. I don’t know what I am doing. I have no clue how to do this alone. How will I go on?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this fear go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am angry. I am broken. The child I loved is gone. How can you take him after all I have done? This isn’t fair. What will I do now? I have been a mom almost my whole life. It is all I know how to be. How do I define myself without a child? How do I fix this? What do I do?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this anger go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am a horrible grandmother. The school called again. They can’t handle my grandkid. In school suspension for a first grader. They won’t listen to me when I tell them his needs. Our lives are nothing but hospitals and school meetings. I have lost track of who I am. I rarely talk to you. What do I do with this? How do I make them understand?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this anxiety go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am overwhelmed. I am responsible for all of their education. What was I thinking? I am not a classroom teacher! I have no clue what I am doing! What if I teach them the wrong things? What if they fail because of me? I am not a teacher. I can’t do this. Where do I even start?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this insecurity go.

Lord, I need you. Can you hear me? I am ready. I am not sure what comes next. I have so many questions. So many things have changed. Will they miss me? Did I keep my promise? Did I serve you well? I have never liked change, you know. What do I do now? Is it time for the end?

It’s okay my child. I’ve got this. You can let this life go.

Shannon Leach is an inspirational encouragement writer and the owner of A Repurposed Heart. She writes both fiction and nonfiction stories about leadership, life, and loving people in order to encourage others and remind them they are not alone.
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